After a failed attempt last weekend - I finally got to go test the third new metro opening this month, M11 Kagithane-Airport metro line. That was exciting, and I made a day of it, getting out to almost all the ends of the system that I’ve not yet made time to make it out to - I tried out M9, and the full length of M8. So that was pretty cool. The airport line is really fast when it works (120kph). I still don’t understand why most of it is underground, but aside from really bad transfers, it will make getting to the airport a little more calm. Slightly easier than the bus, though I will miss the view from the bus. The bus takes the sky-road, as I call it, as it flys across like 80m tall viaducts over the city, Metro is all underground.
M9 had really cool rainbow columns in one station. And M8’s transfer with M5 is really nice and has very pretty escalator halls.
M11 Platform side doors
M11 Platform, the columns take the form of the body of an airplane, with Airplane Window shaped TV screens for ads
Escalators to platforms
Turnstile Hall level ceiling, color changing triangles
A different escalator to the platform
Turnstile hall level at the airport
M9 interior hall between platforms
M9 along the platform with train and cool art
Wicked cool rainbow columns on M9
Pretty Escalator hallway between M8 and M5
New platforms of M8, platform side doors.
So yeah, that was my Sunday, I spent the day riding trains all across the city, and then had a wonderful MacNCheese dinner, I don’t eat those often, man they’re tasty. Terrible for me, but oh so tasty